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'Take immediate action against unprofessional Kennedy Padi' - Hearts of Oak file protest to GFA

By Vincent Ashitey
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Hearts of Oak have petitioned the Ghana Football Association, GFA over the performance of referee Kennedy Padi in their narrow defeat to Asante Kotoko.

The match official grabbed the headlines following his decision to award Asante Kotoko a penalty in the matchday 24 fixture at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday.

Midfielder Abdul Aziz was adjudged to have brought down Fabio Gama in the box of the Phobians. Franck Mbella made no mistake from the resulting kick as he scored in the 15th minute with his goal securing the maximum points against their rivals.

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In a statement sighted by PrimesNews, Hearts of Oak want the GFA to have a second look at the unprofessional conduct of Kennedy Padi.

According to them, taking an immediate action against him will serve as a warning to other referees who exercise such indiscretion against any club

A club statement on Tuesday, April 12 said "The management of Accra Hearts of Oak has officially filed a protest against referee Kenney Padi for his unprofessional conduct during our matchday 24 encounter with Asante Kotoko at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday, April 10, 2022."